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tv   12 News This Morning 430  ABC  December 14, 2016 4:30am-5:01am CST

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>> great little idea. great little pay it ben: across southeast wisconsin people are waking up cold. extreme temperatures in our area right now and it's only going to get colder as the day goes on. >> good morning and welcome to "w i'm ben wagner. adrienne: and i'm adrienne pedersen. melinda has the day off. it's 4:30 on this wednesday, december 14th. extreme cold setting in this morning. we have team coverage of the winter weather that's affecting you right now. we start in the weather center with meteorologist sally severson. sally: in early this morning with meteorologist jeremy knollson and it is clear and cold. a few high clouds in the southern part of the state early
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the single digits. the windchills 10-20 degrees below zero. i anticipate a high this afternoon near 14 degrees. a windchill advisory is kicking in tonight. this morning the temperatures 4 at the airport. 9 waukesha. 7 at west bend and kenosha. 9 port washington. here is a look at the windchills ranging from 2 below zero to 16 below zero at beaver dam. theea the increasing wind. the windchill advisories going into the effect tonight at 9:00 and running until 10:00 tomorrow morning. the overnight windchills in the neighborhood of 15-25 degrees below zero. so we are talking more about the snow coming up. >> thank you. adrienne: overnight, a driver lost control of his truck and ended up in extremely cold water in kenosha. tim, first and foremost, how's
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the truck ended up in a river near carthage college in kenosha. kenosha police say that the driver lost control then went over a snow embankment and into the river. that person was rescued from the river and taken to a hospital to be checked out because of the extremely cold water. our wisn 12 news crew was on the scene when a tow truck arrived on the scene. workers got into the cold water to hook up the truck and pull it out of the water. this morning we're told the ben: because of the extreme temperatures shelters are filling up. wisn 12 news' hillary mintz has more details from the newsroom. hillary? hillary: many homeless shelters in milwaukee are filled to capacity as people try to stay warm, but even though some are full, the county says people in need have some other options for
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presbyterian church is one shelter that's turning people away. wisn 12 news spoke to workers there, some of whom used to be homeless, so they understand the struggle of surviving in extreme cold. >> it's the worst place you could ever imagine, you spend all your energy trying to stay warm. hillary: the county says even though some shelters are full, there are other options. if you or someone you know are looking for a place to stay, you can get information by dialing 211. again adrienne: we're expecting to get more information about fond du lac fire rescue's cold weather program tomorrow. in the meantime, we know fire crews will be handing out sleeping bags to homeless people in the area to help them keep warm. firefighters and paramedics will also have sleeping bags on hand to give out when they see someone in need. ben: this morning milwaukee's four-inch parking rule has been canceled. the rule limits where drivers can park on the streets during snowstorms. it was in effect for about 48
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see the snow. now, parking rules are back to normal. ben: when you're on the go, take the weather watch 12 forecast with you. just download the wisn 12 news app. it's free for your smartphone or tablet. adrienne: president-elect donald trump stopped in wisconsin yesterday as part of his thank you tour. trump spoke to a crowd at state fair park in west allis. people waited hours to see the president-elect. wisconsin gop leaders, including governor scott walker, senator ron johnson and house speaker paul ryan joined trump. it's no secret trumpnd had a rocky relationship during the election, some trump supporters even booed ryan last night. wisconsin's presidential recount was a big topic at the rally. >> i think it was worth it. what did they spend? three million? four million dollars for 131 votes? that's okay. tells you how important every single vote in america is, right? adrienne: trump gained 131 votes
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ben: before he headed to wisconsin, trump drew a lot of attention and questions with his meetings yesterday, including rapper kanye west. west says that he's the one who requested a meeting with trump because he wanted to take a picture and discuss multicultural issues. that's what the rapper told reporters on his way out of trump tower. tmz released this photo of donald and ivanka trump with west. the president-elect said he and west have been friends for a long time. trumd yesterday too including with billionaire-philanthropist bill gates and nfl legends jim brown and ray lewis. adrienne: milwaukee homeowners could end up paying out-of-pocket to replace old lead pipes. the common council approved a plan for homeowners to pay one-third of the cost of replacing the lead laterals. the average cost for a homeowner would be $1600 payable over ten years. that adds up to a few dollars a month. >> wisn 12 news time is
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ben: a truck full of christmas presents was nearly destroyed. but a worker jumped into action to save packages meant for dozens of families. adrienne: plus, on thin ice. a deer ventures out onto a lake and ends up in trouble. why it took more than a dozen rescue workers to get the animal
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>> early morning temperatures in the single digits the. the skiers are generally fair. just a few clouds to the far south near the illinois border. windchill advisories have been hoisted for tonight, in place overnight. wi below zero, especially for later tonight. we go below zero for the lows tonight as well and more snow in the forecast. chills overnight 15 #-25 below and this is covering the chunk of wisconsin, illinois, iowa, minnesota and looking at a cold blanket in place. right now it is 4 at the
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temperatures. we are not 39 in burlington. that would be nice though. reekt now the windchills 11 degrees below zero at mitchell. >> 39 would be nice. on to traffic watch 12. we are looking good early on this wednesday morning. it is 4:40. drive times all ben: new this morning, a deer wanders out onto an icy lake and has to be rescued. adrienne: firefighters in new jersey went out onto the ice to save the animal. it was a big production here. they grabbed the deer's hind legs and dragged it to safety. the firemen were both wearing water suits and had ropes tied to them so they wouldn't get stuck just like the deer. look at that. they strategically went flat on the ice so they wouldn't break through. 15 people on the shore then
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as soon as it was back on dry land, the deer ran off. >> those firefighters have done this before. >> they know what they are doing. >> also new this morning, a boat trip along a florida river turns into a rescue mission. ben: witnesses say an airboat carrying seven people flipped over in the middle of alligator-infested waters. i can't imagine. six of the passengers were tourists. the boat operator had reportedly turned the boat around to see an at least three people were taken to a hospital, none of the gators attacked. ben: new this morning, a mail truck catches fire while making deliveries in north carolina. adrienne: the postal worker jumped into action and started pulling packages out of the truck. someone in the area rushed to help too. officials say the fire started in the engine and spread to the rest of the vehicle. firefighters got to the scene and put the fire out within minutes but they credited the mail carrier for saving all the
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likely a lot of christmas presents on there. that means a lot to people. adrienne: wisn 12 news time is 4:42. spreading kindness on campus. ben: the movement that has students saying dude, be nice, and how teachers are helping pay it forward. adrienne: plus, a country legend helping out her hometown. the promise from dolly parton
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>> 4:45, wednesday morning. skies are fair. temperatures at the airport 4 degrees. typically we look at the southwest wind and call for a warm up, but they are on the cold side we have an arctic air mass in place.
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heads up, windchill advisory kicking into tonight and going until tomorrow morning for all of southern wisconsin. the gusty winds are setting up today. >> while we are dealing with the extreme cold, get this, the arctic is seeing record breaking warm because of that, ice and snow is melting. the national oceanic and atmospheric administration has been tracking changes in the arctic. according to noaa, there's a record low of ice and snow. that's affecting animals and plants that live in the arctic. adrienne: new this morning, we're learning more about what happened just moments before someone shot two officers in georgia. tim elliott is tracking the latest. tim, what do we know? tim: the officers were shot after a traffic stop on monday night. now we're seeing body camera footage from one of those officers. the video shows one officer approaching a man. he had been pulled over while
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the hand. police say they arrested the man responsible about a mile away from the crime scene. the suspect has been arrested more than 20 times in the last two years. back to you. >> thank you, tim. adrienne: a tragic story out of florida. a toddler dies after getting hit by a train. the boy's babysitter is the hospital. it happened in pasco county near tampa. the sheriff says the adult babysitter was on a train bridge with the toddler, a four-year-old girl and another adult. when a train started coming, the friend grabbed the girl and jumped into the river below the bridge. the babysitter and the child didn't get off in time. >> it's a tragedy. there is no other way to say it. there is a family that is suffering greatly right now. >> the train conductors weren't expecting anyone to be in this area up on those tracks, they were trespassing on those tracks and that's what csx is going to try to determine why they were out here.
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are looking into the tragedy, but deputies say no one's facing charges right now. ben: right now, tennessee is still dealing with the effects of a massive wildfire. the mayor of sevier county, tennessee says the death toll has now reached 14. officials say the fires burned more than 2400 buildings near gatlinburg. it all adds up to half a billion dollars in damage. two teenage boys are facing charges for arson. ben: country music legend dolly parton hosted a telethon last night benefiting people affected by the wildfires. parton is from the gatlinburg area and now owns the resort dollywood there. she performed along with cyndi lauper, kenny rogers,reba mcentire and several other big names. parton has promised to give each family affected by the fire $1,000 a month for six months. her foundation has already raised nearly $500,000. i saw some of the totals coming in from the telethon well into the millions of dollars.
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>> every child in tennessee gets books courtesy of dolly parton. just send in your child's name. well, early today cold air. jeremy is live this morning. just barely in and out of the trucks. the temperatures for the most part in the very low teens. madison 5 racine. 8 sheboygan. 7 west bend. 9 in waukesha. the windchills this morning are showing up a range from about 1 below zero in janesville, cam poir to 12 below at fond du lac. now, windchill advisories into
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going until 10:00 tomorrow morning and covers all of southern wisconsin. the arctic high pressure is in place and situated to the south. we have a cold blanket over much of north america and plains and great lakes states and ohio valley. going from the cold, we'll transition to snow. no worries about snow for today, tonight and tomorrow. in fact, sunshine, gusty winds and temperatures about 14 degrees this afternoon. the coldest air is coming in tonight and early tomorrow. plenty in the way of sunshine today. clear and cold tonight. moving into thursday, sunshine in the morning and tomorrow night at 6:00 the clouds. the temperatures are going to rise. we could get patchy light snow going later thursday night and friday. friday in the afternoon is snow
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saturday. do plan on significant accumulations for later on friday, friday night and saturday. 14 today. 8 tomorrow. the temperatures rise tomorrow night as the clouds come back. we are on weatherwatch 12 for friday and saturday. >> thank you, sally. we have traffic watch 12 for you. looking good here. not a lot of people on the roads just as we move to drive times, everything is in the green. we are watching that all morning for you. ben: the suspect in the so-called pizza-gate now facing federal charges. wisn 12 news' tim elliott is following the latest developments. tim? tim: edgar maddison welch is accused of firing an assault rifle inside a washington dc restaurant. the restaurant is part of a bizarre conspiracy theory involving a child sex trafficking ring supposedly run by influential democrats.
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from north carolina to washington and then opening fire inside the restaurant. he was in court yesterday. prosecutors dropped local charges because of the new federal charges, which are much more serious. if welch is convicted, he could face up to ten years in prison. back to you. adrienne: new this morning, a woman attacked at the grocery store for using coupons. this is surveillance video from the store in memphis. the woman told police she was paying for her groceries using coupons when the man behhe he said she was taking too long. he started yelling at her and then grabbed the back of her neck and slammed her head into the grocery cart. now police are looking for the man in this video. that is intense. ben: new this morning, students and teachers at a california high school are on a mission to be nice to each other. students have started a club called dude be nice.
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obviously, and letting people know they're appreciated. students have been posting videos telling others how they feel. even teachers have gotten in on it sharing kind words with the students who inspire them. >> sometimes i think about how tough school is now and how sometimes you can feel so alone and it's really helpful to have a teacher. >> who is there for you? ben: the students who founded the club say their mission is to spread happiness and kindness on campus. can make someone's day. >> worthwhile mission. adrienne: an 11-year-old boy in virginia uses a skill he learned watching tv to save his friend's life. one of wayne norris's friends, a sixth grader, started choking on a slice of pizza during lunch. wayne had seen the heimlich maneuver on tv so he tried to help his friend stop choking. >> principal says that is amazing, you saved a kid's life.
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like a hero and wants to get things back to normal. good job for him. >> many of you are are working on the christmas shopping, on ellen the shopping and the one present is that impossible to find. >> one of my children want a unicorn. she wants one each christmas and i haven't been able to find it yet. that is purchase. >> matthew talks about family and a big honor today, that starts at 4:00. stick around for 12 news at 5:00. >> a local high school facing threats. >> police say they stopped an attack before it happened. the warning signs that tipped them off and lead them to the suspect. >> $6 billion is going to
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opioid abuse, a bill that
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risk of alzheimer's. >> a regular dose could help to fight alzheimer's. people are exposed to higher levels are 10% less likely to be diagnosed with the brain disease. >> fewer teenagers are using drugs, including alcohol, cigarettes and opioid painkillers. marijuana use is down except among high school >> bad news nor white wine drinkers. it could increase melanoma. white wine drinkers were 73% more likely to be diagnosed with melanoma. >> eating ice cream for breakfast makes you more alert and smarter.
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activity of a group eating ice cream just after waking up. some say that the increased alertness could be eating breakfast versus not eating breakfast. >> i will try that out tomorrow and i will let you know. >> i'm with you. >> 4:59. the news continues right now. start to the morning, freezing temperatures across the area as we look outside downtown this morning. good morning. welcome to "wisn 12 news this morning." i'm ben wagner. >> we are on weatherwatch 12 and our meteorologists are standing by, starting with sally to what you can expect headed out the door. >> the early morning
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the airport 10 degrees with a lighter southwest wind, 15 miles per hour and increasing 15-25 miles per hour. feels like temperature 7 below zero. a look at windchills ranging from 0 to 12 degrees below zero. the windchills are a factor throughout the day. here is a look at the satellite and the radar. there are a few clouds near the illinois degrees. intense cold in place tomorrow with the high at 8. moderation thursday night and friday as we prepare for the snow. preparing for the wind tonight and the windchills. jeremy. jeremy: good morning, today far and away the coldest feeling morning that we have had this season across southeast

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